This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Friday, May 28, 2010

Motor Mounting Frame Test Fitting

I had a nice surprise leaning on the side of the house when I got home last night. Anthony had extended the motor frame by 50mm and taken about 40mm off the rear height.
I didn't take photos the first time we tried the motor frame a few days ago but this time I have some to show.
It's just tacked together and there are no gussets or reinforcing yet. It is made from 50mm angle iron 3mm thick.

The rag stealer was on the scene...

Cardboard motor in position and one pretend battery pack. It should take 3 battery packs as well as the motor. I had to remove the "terminal box" (brown thing) as the "motor" didn't fit with it on.

View from the front of the car. The split level frame is necessary to clear the top of the front cross member. We haven't fitted the steel bits to fit to the front engine mounts yet.

View from under the car at the side looking toward the front. The glossy black cross member is the one in the photo before fitting the motor frame (first photo in this post - with the dog). The motor is sloping down toward the rear of the vehicle by about 20mm over the motor's length so one more adjustment should do it (sorry Anthony).

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